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Onyeka Nwelue urges Nigerians to study the past to shape their future

Onyeka Nwelue, is a 30-year-old cultural entrepreneur and lecturer, as well as a noted novelist, poet and filmmaker—with six books and two films, to his credit.   Onyeka Nwelue, Autographing His Latest Novel, For Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka His globally acclaimed first novel, “The Abyssinian Boy,” is set in India, a country with which he has longstanding personal and professional ties. Nwelue grew up in Ezeoke Nsu, a village in Imo State, and has kinship ties to Flora Nwapa—a pioneering female novelist, whose life he chronicled in “The House Of Nwapa”. Groomed for the Anglican priesthood, he became an atheist and bolted for India at 18—then returned, to read Anthropology and Sociology, at the University of Nigeria. After two years, Nwelue quit and took flight again, f...

Ecobank, TRACE celebrate African Culture during President Macron’s visit

France President, Emmanuel Macron, will make an official visit to Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, during which he will announce the launch of the Season of African Cultures 2020, a French celebration of Africa’s rich and diverse cultures, as part of a cultural event organised by TRACE and sponsored by Ecobank, Africa’s leading pan-African bank. Emmanuel Macron 
TRACE Event, the event department of global broadcast and digital Afro-urban media group TRACE, was chosen to host and organise the high-profile meeting between representatives of Africa’s creative industries and the President of France, thanks to its strong track record of producing large scale entertainment events on the continent, the media group also has a long-standing role as a cultural bridge between France, Africa and the rest of...

Bobrisky’s gay games and the looming axe of the law

Bobrisky By Ayo Onikoyi The first time Idris Okuneye, the acclaimed Nigerian cross dresser, known as Bobrisky spoke to Potpourri he blatantly denied he’s gay and claimed that he’s just another cosmetics seller who has found a bender to sell his products. That was some two years ago. But Bobrisky’s utterances, social media posts and activities have suggested otherwise. Many have asked him to declare openly whether he’s gay or not and as a controversial person, Bobrisky, never claim or disclaim and more often than not, he has given responses that may very well suggest that his sexuality is indeed questionable “Yes, I’m gay, I’ll go to hell fire, thanks. Please, what next? I’m tired of the same words, I want to hear something new, cheers!”, he once declared when being pes...

Stars who have landed big jobs for their big boobs, curves

By Ayo Onikoyi Someone once said that beautiful people tend to have more beautiful and easier lives than others. What the person didn’t mention is that females with tantalising curves in all the right places on their bodies tend to often get their desires met faster than others. If you don’t believe in the above analogies, the examples that will be listed in this piece ought to convince, and not confuse you. PEACE HYDE Peace Hyde To say that Peace is well endowed would be a strong contender for the understatement of the century. She is indeed a sight to behold. The British-Ghanaian beauty is a TV personality, as well as a correspondent for the respected Forbes Africa Magazine. Interestingly, she is not just about her looks. She graduated with a First Class in Psycholog...

Corruption is worse than Boko Haram, herdsmen menace – I Go Dye

•As he becomes Ukaid ambassador Ace comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has added another feather to his enviable cap laden with honours and awards as he has been made Ukaid goodwill ambassador, which will make him a top notch crusader for the Making A Difference Against Corruption Today (MADACT) movement. I Go Dye, who has been consistently vocal in the fight against corruption took the baton with a pride and accepted the responsibility with vigour. In his acceptance speech, the humour merchant compared corruption to the Boko Haram and herdsmen menace, saying corruption has destroyed the country more than the two. “The quest against corruption is a continuous process for we all, it is   beyond me,it is the responsibility of   all Nigerians to take it...

Black Panther star wins MTV’s best hero award

Abuja – Superhero movie “Black Panther’ made a killing at the MTV Movie & TV Awards winning four trophies. Black Panther,” the predominantly black movie that has taken more than $1.3 billion at the global box-office, won best movie, best villain for Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger, and best performance and hero for star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman, who plays the leader of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, gave his trophy to a man with no Hollywood connections on Monday. “An award for best hero is amazing but it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes we have in real life,” said Boseman. He brought on stage James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old electrician who overpowered a gunman who killed four people at a Waffle House outlet in Nashville in April to save the lives o...

My boobs are small but mighty – Feyisara Hassan

By Ayo Onikoyi Beautiful and petite Yoruba actress, Feyisara Hassan certainly went for broke when she released some hot, daring and sexy pictures to celebrate her 26th birthday which took place on April 26, 2018. Feyisara Hassan The actress, who has produced many films of her own caught the eyes of many and shook the social media with one which had her waist-up and all-bare, save for some strands of hair covering her boobs. Seeing the buzz she caused with the picture, Potpourri went after her to tease her why she should be causing so much  commotion with her small boobs. “ Yes they are small but mighty,” she replied with a smile. “ They may not be big but they are very special.  They are one of the most beautiful parts  I love in my body. Medium boobs and sexy are more...

Harry and Meghan Markle marry in emotional star-studded pageant

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on Saturday in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony watched the world over, that married British tradition and US razzmatazz. Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) ride in the Ascot Landau Carriage at the start of their procession after their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows at the altar in St. George’s Chapel in an emotional service, sealed with a kiss, that brought the biracial US TV star into the heart of the British monarchy. As more than 100,000 people packed the sun-baked Windsor streets, Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family were joined in the chapel by stars including Opra...

Update: Nollywood actress, Aisha Abimbola, dies in Canada

By Iyabo Aina THE Nigerian movie industry, yesterday, was thrown into mourning as popular actress, Aisha Abimbola, reportedly died in a hospital in Canada. Abimbola, also known as Omoge Campus following the role she played in a Yoruba movie, Omoge Campus, is said to have died from breast cancer, though the cause of her death is yet to be revealed by her family. The late Aisha Abimbola. Colleagues pay tributes Her colleague, Bisola Badmus, broke the news of her death on her Instagram page. Breaking the sad news, Badmus wrote: “Unquestionably God RIP Omoge Campus.” She also shared the picture of the deceased with the caption, “Gone so soon RIP omogecampus.” Paying tribute to the late actress, Badmus wrote: “I’m still in shock as I woke to hear this sad news. I remember w...

Thank you my wife, Professor Ishola said before he gave up the ghost – widow

widow recounts husband’s last moments Ibadan – Mrs Adebola Ishola, wife of the late renowned playwright, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola has said her husband gave no sign that he was going to die anytime soon. Akinwunmi Ishola She told newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday evening that Ishola took a spoonful of custard on Saturday at 9 a.m and repeatedly said: ‘Thank you my wife’, before he gave up the ghost moments after. Ishola died at exactly 9.30am in his Akobo residence in Ibadan on Saturday. The widow said that Ishola had on Friday night taken ‘ amala (food from yam powder) and bean soup’ dished for him. “He finished everything. My husband did not give any sign that he would die. “We give glory to God. The children said we should call the doctor anytime we feel that what he could...

How late film maker, Kasvid discovered us —Aki and Pawpaw

…as Nollywood pays last respects to him Screen twins, Osita Iheme a.k.a Pawpaw and Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki who took the Nigerian movie industry by storm  after featuring in that debut movie, “Aki na Ukwa” looked sober Tuesday evening, as they relived memories of how the ‘Aki and Pawpaw’ brand was created  years back. The duo spoke at the candlelight/tribute night in honour of the man that created the Aki and Pawpaw brand, Chukwuka Emelionwu, popularly known as Kasvid. A notable film maker and marketer, Kasvid  died last month in a fatal accident, while on his way to his village in Anambra State. He was reputed to have produced popular movies such as  “Mr. Ibu in London”, The last Burial”, August Meeting”, Isakaba”, ‘Aki na Ukwa among other movies. He also created su...

Hollywood star Kerry Washington tweets birthday wishes in Igbo

Abuja – Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington, set social media buzzing recently when she tweeted a goodwill meassge in Igbo to wish Nigerian born American actress Uzor Aduba, a happy birthday. Currently starring in the hit ABC drama “Scandal,” Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network TV drama. She wrote:”@Uzoaduba, Ncheta Ubochi omumu gi. Ekele diri Chineke.” (Happy Birthday. Glory be to God.) Washington, who is married to Nigerian NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha and has two children. Aduba, celebrated her 37th birthday on February 10. She came under the spotlight for her role as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on the Netflix original series ‘Orange is the New Black’. Some tweeter users have been commending the two ...

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